In need of the best event apps to pull off your next planned gathering? We get it. Priorities are changing. Experiences, not commodities, are now the preferred way to spend money and energy. Folks would much rather go to a party or a popup event than invest in bulky objects like furniture. We’d rather rideshare on an as-needed basis than figure out where to park a vehicle — and avoid the maintenance expenses and the commitment of responsibility.
In other words, attending events is in, and buying objects is out.
As a result, the hospitality sector is growing exponentially, and event planners are keeping busy — just like event-goers. If you’re planning an event, you will need the best event apps to pull it off. And we can knock off one of your to-dos right here as well — the perfect event venue.
As the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, Peerspace has thousands of stunning locations in towns and cities across North America and beyond. The types of spaces you can find on our platform range from industrial-chic warehouses to million-dollar mansions. And everything in between!
Along with this list of must-have event apps, we’ll also include information about real Peerspace event venues so that you know what’s out there!
Here are 10 of the best event apps to help you organize and attend happenings. Some are free apps, while others you have to pay for. And they each specialize in certain aspects of the events world. Some are more oriented for event planners while others are tools for attendees — and others are a nice blend of both. Let’s get to it!
A star of the growing field of peer-to-peer services, Peerspace is the go-to events app to rent one-of-a-kind host-owned venues.
What sets Peerspace apart from the crowd is that each space is available to rent by the hour. That can save you tons of money when you’re planning an event! From huge industrial warehouses to multipurpose production studios, and lofty mansions to historic museums, thousands of spots on Peerspace are bookable in hundreds of cities across the globe for events of all sizes.
All spaces are owned by local hosts who strive to ensure your event goes off perfectly. While many event venues already offer amazing services like catering, photo booths, A/V equipment, and more, you can also reach out to your host with any questions or requests leading up to and during your event to ensure your space has everything you need.
Here are some of our favorite options:
- This industrial warehouse in Los Angeles, CA (pictured above) with a full stage production, two bars, an outdoor patio, staffing, and customizable services
- This spacious loft space with city views in Toronto, ON with high ceilings, an open layout, a kitchen, tables, chairs, and a lounge area
- This upscale light-filled event space in Atlanta, GA with a kitchenette, a roof deck, an outdoor courtyard, picnic tables, and a basketball court
- This beautiful Soho venue for multiple uses in London, UK with several rooms, a kitchen, A/V equipment, and an on-site events team
- This large luxury house in Sydney, Australia with a pool, gardens, multiple entertainment rooms, a gourmet kitchen, and high-end furnishings
Peerspace makes it easy to discover and rent event-perfect venues everywhere! Check Peerspace for the event’s city and modify your search for desired features and amenities as needed. Soon, you’ll come across a large selection of very cool places to hold your event, complete with high-quality photos of the venue, a detailed description by the local host, glowing reviews from past renters, and upfront pricing.
Eventbrite is one of the longer-standing event apps, though it initially began as simply a site to purchase tickets for concerts and other large-scale happenings in the past. Users can still use the app to find a local event to attend, but these days, hosts can list their events of whatever size and sell tickets through Eventbrite.
All types of events are listed, including concerts, workshops, and art openings. Eventbrite also helps hosts by offering free marketing and providing social media links. In addition, hosts can opt to pay for ads to boost sales. It also serves as a networking app — attendees can talk to one another through the platform and arrange to meet up, carpool, or plan events together.
Fever is an app for users to discover low-key events, secret happenings, and other trendy popups and things to do that they might not have otherwise known about. The event app is gaining traction in certain big-city markets, from Los Angeles and New York to London and Barcelona, with more than 12 million hits per week, primarily for purchasing tickets. Fever sponsors most events, so it’s not an app for only small-scale event hosts.
The app primarily focuses on concerts, DJ sets, and festivals, but with more than 10,000 events listed at any time, there’s bound to be something for every urbanite. Something that sets Fever apart from competitors is its loyalty club. It offers ticket discounts after a certain number of purchases. Fever also uses an algorithm to analyze a user’s specific tastes and preferences to provide personalized suggestions for the most relevant offers.
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Instagram was not designed as an event app at first. However, as with so many other social media platforms, it still functions like one. With 1.35 billion users and counting, more and more people use Instagram to announce their events and advertise with sponsored posts. In turn, others use Instagram as a search engine of sorts to find events they’re interested in attending.
Hosts and coordinators make sales by strategizing with searchable trending hashtags, luscious, eye-catching imagery, and well-timed posts leading up to the event. You can embed RSVP links in each post to make it easy to book. After the event, pictures and public feedback can act as promotions for future happenings. Plus, users can promote events in their stories or posts on their feed, which makes it easier for followers to spread and share. It’s truly an art and a science.
Relatively new to the events app scene is Hopin, which focuses on online, hybrid, and in-person interactive events. It’s an all-in-one app — in fact, there’s very little that it doesn’t do. For example, Hopin will guide users by getting badges printed for attendees, help store and replay recordings of online events through a proprietary streaming service, and assist with marketing and ticket sales.
The primary emphasis is on networking-related events. In doing so, the app can handle a range of happenings, spanning from huge conferences to small meetings. It can even analyze data about participation and engagement to provide personalized suggestions.
6. Webex Events
Webex Events, formerly Socio, is an advanced app for pro event planners and their teams. It can help manage several large-scale events at once, whether they occur in a physical space or completely online.
The app offers tabs to keep track of conference speakers and their respective time slots, sponsors, and multi-sited schedules. In fact, these features apply to each of however many events the planning firm might be juggling. It also uses advanced data technology to measure guest engagement before, during, and after the event. The app offers tiered pricing options for event planners, with a free trial offer for your first event for up to 50 attendees. The Advanced plan does not list its pricing information, so you must contact their sales department, explain your business needs, and request a custom quote.
Cvent is a group of apps that serves attendees as well as planners. It creates alerts and sends them to the Cvent EventCenter. Attendees can be alerted to speaker profiles and schedule changes, such as when to migrate to another conference room or event area in general. Cvent is great for scheduling, and the inter-app interfaces play together seamlessly.
Additionally, the service allows users to track and analyze key metrics in regard to events and activities in real-time. It’s worth looking into as an inexpensive — as in, free — alternative to comparable events management app suites.
8. Basecamp 4
Although it’s primarily used as a project management tool for orchestrating teams who work remotely using meetings platforms, emails, and texts, Basecamp 4 is an excellent way for teams to collaborate on the complexities of event planning.
Message boards take the place of often complex email chains, and automatic check-ins replace unnecessary meetings. The Basecamp brand is gaining traction on some of the better-known apps in the industry, and it doesn’t require personnel to constantly monitor interactions (we’re looking at you, Slack).
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Event and meeting planners can benefit from SuperPlanner, which focuses on quantitative aspects of orchestrating group gatherings. For example, it calculates rooms’ capacities, staffing needs, table sizes, staging needs, and other measures that go hand-in-hand with apps like Peerspace that provide the venue itself. It converts food and beverage prices to headcounts.
Also, the SuperPlanner app calculates the number of servers required depending on various configurations, like “snug” and roomy. It even does the tricky math involving audiovisual equipment, aspect ratios and visibility, and acoustics. To put it bluntly, this is the ideal app for those planners who are less mathematically inclined and more socially and experientially talented. While the app is free to download, its in-app purchases range from $4.99 to $59.99.
10. Check-In by Social Tables
Metrics, metrics, metrics. Using this app, event attendees securely check in to an event and provide up-to-the-minute details about their experiences. Planners can use Check-In to manage VIPs, meals, and guestlists in general.
However, the real beauty of the app is that those check-ins can help mitigate last-minute issues that might affect the outcome event. Plus, afterward, you can produce reports comprising user-generated analytics. These share not only how they’re experiencing the event but key metrics like no-shows, all without a spreadsheet.
SpotMe is a relatively new event app for enterprises that host in-person, virtual, hybrid, and webinar events. The goal of SpotMe is to craft an event so intune with your attendees as to create brand loyalty. Along with 24/7 support, what separates this app from the rest of the pack is its the amount of technology it leverages. Use it to create event websites and apps, provide closed captioning and translation services of your speakers, collect guest reactions, and spruce up your social feeds.
For event planners that create consistent events for large-scale corporations as part of their marketing strategy, it’s easy to see how SpotMe can change the game. In terms of cost, the app offers several packaging tiers. However, all of which necessitate a chat with a sales team member to learn specific pricing information.
Peerspace is your premier event app
There are a lot of great event apps out there. But only one connects you with specially-curated event spaces, dynamic hosts happy to lend a hand, and a simple, attractive platform. And yes, that’s Peerspace! People across the globe rely on Peerspace time after time when throwing events like weddings, corporate functions, birthday parties, photoshoots, and more.
That’s because Peerspace venues run the gamut in terms of style, function, and price. Whether you need a multi-acre property, historic castle, chic art gallery, intimate popup shop, or otherwise, Peerspace has you covered. Plus, the marketplace’s filtering options make the search for the ideal venue virtually effortless.
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